How Do You Test for Carbon Monoxide?

There are a multitude of vapors that could be inside your Waldorf house. Natural gas and gases that derive from residential furniture, flooring and paints. Not one of these fumes are as hazardous as carbon monoxide.

Reach A-PLUS Service Experts at 301-747-3140 today to begin defending your family against this toxic gas.


Why is Carbon Monoxide so Toxic?

Carbon monoxide could be a big deal, so it’s not a thing to take lightly.

1. You Can’t Taste It

Carbon monoxide is hazardous because you cannot view it, sense it with your nose or taste it. It’s not as dangerous in little amounts and can’t be filtrated.

2. It Can Be Lethal After Only Minutes

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of spent fuel. It can get into your home during the winter if the heat exchanger on your gas furnace breaks. Based on how big the leak is and the circulation in a residence, it can become lethal in only a few minutes.

Once inhaled, the gas has a half-life of approximately five hours. If you are breathing pure air, it requires five hours to remove it from your bloodstream. You will need an extra five hours to reduce that amount by half.

3. Carbon Monoxide Reaction Can Mirror Other Illnesses

Carbon monoxide could also cause conditions that can be misdiagnosed as the flu, viral infections and chronic fatigue syndrome, among other conditions.

How to Guard Your Home from Carbon Monoxide

There’s no point to gamble with carbon monoxide poisoning.

Here are three precautions you can do to keep your house safe:

  1. Your house with at least one natural gas appliance, adjoined garage or fireplace requires a carbon monoxide detector. You should have a sensor on every level of your home, including the basement and garage. You also need to install one inside or outside of every bedroom. Don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm in your home?
    Call A-PLUS Service Experts at 301-747-3140 to get one. Ask our technicians about our economical Wi-Fi carbon monoxide alarms.
  2. If you currently own a carbon monoxide alarm, frequently test or swap out the batteries. You should test batteries every three months, and get a new detector every three to five years.
  3. If your carbon monoxide system sounds, leave your house immediately and call 911.

Protect Your Family with Help from A-PLUS Service Experts

Carbon monoxide doesn’t have to be frightening, and with the recommended actions your house can be protected from the dangerous gas. Take the necessary steps and call Service Experts at 301-747-3140 to learn more.

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